Cajun Cafe on the Bayou is located on Park right next door to the Wagon Wheel Flea Market. It’s set back off the road in a shack on a bit of water (the “bayou”) with lots of outdoor seating. Walk inside, and you feel like you’ve stepped into a small Louisiana town. It’s rustic, with Mardi Gras beads everywhere and the distinctive smell of Cajun food.
I ordered a cup of the Gumbo ($5.50) and 2 Boudin Sausages ($8.95). They have a selection of boudin flown in from Poche’s in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, including alligator, chaurice (their spelling), duck and chicken, pork and crawfish. The Pork Boudin is the classic one, so I had to try it. This link is a mixture of pork and pork liver, with cajun spices and rice in a natural casing. I also ordered the Crawfish Boudin, basically the same blend of spices with crawfish meat and rice.
I ventured to the ladies room only to find more signs. A sign telling ladies not to hover and another sign telling us not to bunch up the paper towels by trying to extract them too quickly from the dispenser. At this point, I had to laugh just because of the attitude. It’s just one of the quirky things about this place and was becoming sort of endearing; kind of like when your mom tells you to clean your room.